On the last week with Navy Seals:
It's been a challenge. We all fought through it, as brothers, it made us stronger, mentally and physically. It was good, and it was fun.
On getting qualified:
Growing up, I didn't know I was going to be a football player and I didn't know if I was good enough to go to college. I made myself average, which is what you shouldn't do. I just stayed at the 2.0 just to play. I was just being average. Just an average kid. So freshman and sophomore year really messed me up. I had to catch up from freshman and sophomore year with what I didn't do.
On when he was cleared:
It was from last month. It has to go through the NCAA. They have to evaluate you. Your transcripts. It's a process for them, everyone is on vacation and they couldn't look at my stuff until they got back. It was a long process of revieing it and going over it.
On how much work he was doing academically:
I was putting in hours, waking up at six to go into classes. Going into a six hour SAT class. Going home and studying, and then more studying.
On if he was able to focus on football at all:
It was mostly, after while, it became academic. I tried to balance it out as much as I could. I had to focus on academics and stay in the books. I brushed off being the phone, watching TV. All the extra little fun stuff had to be cut off if I wanted to get in here.
On playing time this year:
If I get these plays down, after this, I'm going to go in and look at my playbook and learn the plays, I feel like I have a good shot. Fast tempo, just stick with that. It should be fun. Just learning the plays basically. I'm fast enough. We'll see when we get in pads. I have a feeling I could start, or play I mean.
On his weight:
I was 190, but I was feeling heavy so dropped to 185. And that's what I'm at right now. I guess I gained 10 pounds because I was at 175. I want to be 195, but gradually put on the weight. I put it on too fast when I was in Redlands. I want to gradually put it on. Work with my speed at the same time. I wasn't running as much, I was mostly in the gym and not running enough. I want to balance it this time.
On the stress of qualifying:
I had my ups and downs, and my doubts of getting into here. You just have to fight through it. This is where I wanted to be so I had no choice but to keep fighting.